What Happens if You Don’t Get Around to Making a Will?
A lot of people think that “the State” gets a portion of your assets if you die without a will, which is not the case. Florida has very detailed “default” rules outlining who inherits in probate estates where there is no Will. In most cases, the spouse inherits first, with some exceptions if there are stepchildren in the family unit.
If there is no spouse, then the children typically inherit, including any children of a pre-deceased child. There are many questions to ask to determine who inherits when there is no Will, and it is important to have those conversations with an experienced probate attorney.
A probate can easily be done without a Will, and it does not necessarily mean higher costs or more complications. We are here to guide you through the maze of Florida probate at a reasonable cost (not a percentage fee). Click HERE to see our video about not paying 3%, and contact us today for a free consultation about probate administration throughout Florida.